Texas Medical Center partners with J&J to develop medical devices

Johnson & Johnson Innovation will open a facility dedicated to expediting the development of "breakthrough" medical devices at Houston-based Texas Medical Center.

The Center for Device Innovation will contain a medical device engineering studio staffed with a team of researchers. J&J's scientists and engineers working in the center will also have access to preclinical facilities at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Texas Heart Institute, according to the report.

William Cohn, MD, a cardiac surgeon and medical device entrepreneur, will head the Center for Device Innovation. Formerly, Dr. Cohn served as director of technology and innovation and head of the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

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